I’m amazed at how many young women I’ve met who inspire me and are doing phenomenal things. One of those young women is Calgary-based entrepreneur, Kylie Toh. At 26, she is the founder of Chic Geek: a community of badass, digitally savvy women. She and her posse of 23 volunteers have been running this community for the past four years.
As a result of her efforts, Kylie was selected by the U.S. Department of State as part of the International Visitor’s Leadership Program to represent Canada on a tour for Women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and was also featured in the November issue of Avenue Magazine’s Top 40 Under 40. (Can you say #killingit at 26)
Earlier this year, Kylie made the big leap to take her side hustle full-time, and just last week Chic Geek launched it’s first ever conference entitled Geeky Summit to a packed house of smart, ambitious women. I felt honoured to be a part of it.
In today’s interview, I sit down with Kylie to learn more about the idea of Chic Geek, how she’s navigated the challenges of scaling a startup and what it means to be a Chic Geek.